David Moyes has caused something of a stir amongst Arsenal fans on Twitter after claiming the jury is still out over Mesut Ozil.
Ozil has arguably been the Gunners’ best performer this season, with two goals and 12 assists in the Premier League alone, but former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad boss Moyes is still to be completely won over by the in-form German playmaker.
Asked if he has enjoyed watching Ozil this season, Moyes told Sky Sports: “Well, I think he’s now beginning to find his feet in the Premier League. It’s taken him a little bit of time. I still think the jury’s out a little bit on him but he’s creating chances and making opportunities.” (Scroll down this page to see the video).
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Moyes comments have sparked an interesting reaction from Arsenal fans on Twitter - scroll down to see the best tweets - with many saying it’s no surprise the Scot is currently unemployed with comments like that.
However, perhaps Moyes is right to expect a little more from Ozil. While his assists record is outstanding, it could be argued that a player of his calibre should be scoring more goals in order to truly justify the £42.5 million transfer fee Arsenal paid Real Madrid for his services in the summer of 2013.
Arsenal fans react
Moyes’ surprising comment on Ozil comes just days after Craig Bellamy insisted he would play Aaron Ramsey in the central playmaker position if he was in Arsene Wenger’s shoes.
Arsenal fans: what do you make of David Moyes’ comment on Mesut Ozil? Have your say by leaving a comment below.